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marriage equality. that's up some 40 points from where it was in 2004, where president bush ran a whole campaign on defaming gay people and passing state initiatives -- >> bill: yeah, to put it in the constitution -- >> that was the strategy to win in those states bring his voters out, vote for him and of course on marriage equality. so those numbers are going up among all groups even conservatives now some 30%. when you see they started at some 14% in 2004 you see growth. you see growth in the 65-plus senior citizens. evangelicals were at about 7% in 2004, now they are in double digits. so support is growing. it's really remarkable and it has to do with what happened last week, at least in part with rob portman. this idea that as society becomes more accepting of gay people and gay people start coming out there is simply no choice for parents, for family members to embrace the people they love, to support who they are, to ensure that they have equality under the law that they can marry who they love just like their straight counterparts. >> bill: isn't there s
. it lowers it even beyond where george bush had lowered it yes. >> and a $5 trillion hole in the budget too they say when this is all done. >> bill: yeah but he makes up for that by getting rid of obamacare and medicare. >> caller: right it's $200,000 tax cut. >> bill: exactly. but russell it is a total sham and they know that and who are they kidding right? >> well, we got rid of our nut cases our last election in illinois. and they vow to get rid of kurt and this tea party guy from down state in the next election. illinois has had enough of the republicans. >> bill: well, i will hope that -- pardon me -- that that would be true with a lot of these tea party people, because that's who is driving the train here in the united states congress. russell good to hear from you. out in las vegas, nevada. lee joining us. hey, lee, good morning. >> caller: good morning, bill. how many times, bill are we going to hear about this -- i call him eddie munster budget? it's so pathetic that why don't they just give it to the rich on a silver plate -- >> bill: well, they do. yeah. >> call
during the bush years which was not paid for. >> exactly. and that's why a lot of us that listen to the people talking about the importance of the deficit, and we think where was that in the 2000s. the basic concept should be when the economy is doing better that you cut back, and when it is struggling you make sure the government is doing their part. >> bill: and that formula has always worked. >> right. >> bill: and i think it works with president obama's stimulus bill. >> yeah, absolutely. >> bill: if he got a bigger stimulus, the economy might look better than it does. jennifer thanks so much for coming in this morning. >> thank you. >> bill: we'll be back and talk cpac with james holmman from "politico." >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out.
-wing has been after it. they want to privatize it, george bush, partially privatize it everything. they can't get over the fact it's the most successful anti--poverty program beneficial to the elderly that we have ever had and it's working well. anytime you he somebody say, well, we got to cut entitlements, got to cut social security to save it. don't believe it. there are other ways of saving social security. >> we will have to leave it right at that senator. on manufacturing on the assault weapons, on the minimum wage thank you, tom harkin? >> thanks, bill. >> thank for coming in. >> this is "the bill press show." iq will go way up. (vo) current tv gets the converstion started weekdays at 9am eastern. >> i'm a slutty bob hope. >> you are. >> the troops love me. (vo) tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. >> you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy. just be grateful current tv does not come in smellivision. the sweatshirt is nice and all but i could use a golden lasso. (vo) only on current tv. [ m
to the bush era whereas rand paul is very much his father's son and has the non-interventionist, but pull everything back and worry about our own business mentality. >> bill: and also at cpac last weekend rand paul saying that the party looked moss covered, right? pardon me. and he followed marco rubio to the podium who flat out stated we don't need any new ideas. we don't need any new ideas, we just have to package them better. >> yeah, that's the big debate whether or not they need to change their position or just market themselves better and not have mitt romney out there making comments about the 47%. and it gets back to the idea that people say the republican party rests on those three legs of economic conservatism social conservatism and a strong foreign policy. rand paul says a lot of these things should be left up to the states in terms of stuff like gay marriage and abortion and to the foreign policy conservatism because he has that isolationist streak running through them. but you can see rubio and rand paul also working together in some way particularly
. >> for the record we know if she is talking about a person who took care of george bush's dogs, by the way. >> that's another thing, yeah. >> superintendent of the grounds, right? he had a lot of responsibility. but he just happens to like dogs. >> yes. two things there. one is the one i am talking about, an incidents where a white house employee took the dog out. you are talking about the grounds keeper he likes dogs. he has been walking every presidential dog, maybe going back to the nixon years. >> back back to nixon. he is a friends of mine. i asked him about that. >> yeah. that's another story that's gotten out there, you know, in the wild west of the internet and people think, that person's only job. you mentioned, he is a white house grounds keeper and part of the duty, he walks the dog. he has been doing it for more than 30 years. >> he has been at the whitehouse for 40 years. >> right. >> michelle bachman says even bill o'reilly, even bill o'reilly accused michelle bachman of being off of the reservation on that one. i see jay carney is taking th
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